Claude Rakisits

Senior Fellow

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Dr. Claude Rakisits has had almost 20 years of experience in the Australian public sector, including in the Departments of Defence, Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Prime Minister and Cabinet, and the Office of National Assessments, Australia’s principal analytical intelligence agency. He was also an advisor to a shadow federal minister for foreign affairs and to a deputy prime minister in Australia. In 2006-2009 he taught international affairs at tertiary institutions in Switzerland. In 2010-2013 he was the academic adviser at the Centre for Strategic and Defence Studies, the senior staff college at the Australian Defence College in Canberra. Claude is an Honorary Associate Professor in Strategic Studies at Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. He is also a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC.

His publications and media interviews can be viewed on his homepage: www.geopolitical-assessments.com

Education

Ph.D. in Political Science
University of Queensland, Brisbane, 1982-86
Doctoral Thesis: National Integration in Pakistan: The Role of Religion, Ethnicity and the External Environment

B.A. (Hons) in International Relations
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, 1976-79
Honors Thesis: ASEAN: A Case Study in Regional Integration